|Battle of Kinston|
|Part of the American Civil War|
Capture of Kinston, North Carolina
|United States (Union)||CSA (Confederacy)|
|Commanders and leaders|
|John G. Foster||Nathan Evans|
|Department of North Carolina, 1st Division 12,000||Evan's Brigade 2,400|
|Casualties and losses|
|Nearest city||Kinston, North Carolina|
|Area||614 acres (248 ha)|
|NRHP reference No.||06001104|
|Added to NRHP||November 30, 2006|
A Union expedition led by Brig. Gen. John G. Foster left New Bern in December to disrupt the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad at Goldsborough. The advance was stubbornly contested by Brig. Gen. Nathan Evans's brigade near Kinston Bridge on December 14, but the Confederates were outnumbered and withdrew north of the Neuse River in the direction of Goldsborough. Foster continued his movement the next day, taking the River Road, south of the Neuse River.
Map of Kinston Battlefield core and study areas by the American Battlefield Protection Program.
Drawing of Kinston Swamp by a member of the 45th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry